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depression poetry

Updated on December 11, 2011











I live here alone in this desolate place.

Just myself and my demons, meeting face to face


I try in vain to run away, but they pursue me with a vengeance,

They never go away.


I try to hide the feeling of deep despair,

But the truth like a shadow is always there.


In anger and rage I lash out at the pain,

But my torment doesn’t end,

And my demons still remain.


No one can see them, or feel their hurtful grip,

Embraced in their arms, into darkness I slowly slip.


I find my enemy standing alone and blind,

If I lose this battle, it will mean losing my mind.


This demon that I fight does have a name,

Depression is the cause of my grief and shame.


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      Theresa Bauserman 6 years ago from Somewhere in Georgia

      I also suffer from severe depression, and I have my entire life. It's not something you can shake off. Treatment can help a little, but I don't think it will ever completly go away. I wish you the best, and thank you for the positive feed back.

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      Poetic Fool 6 years ago

      I've been in the grips of depression and this is just what it feels like. You have a way with words and have done a wonderful job of expressing it here. Others just don't understand. "Just snap out of it" they say like people choose to be depressed. Well done.

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      rlaha 6 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

      Wow, just wow. Like LVidoni5, I also could feel the emotions in this poem. Well written! Voted up!

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      Brian Loewer 6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Wow. I love this... I can almost feel the torment. I really like this kind of poetry, tapping into the deepest human emotion. Good work, voted up!